Opening Times

Visit The Alnwick Garden in Summer
31st March – 31st October
Daily 10.00am – 4.00pm

At The Alnwick Garden we want all our visitors to enjoy their time with us. For the safety of all our guests, only assistance dogs are allowed into The Garden. We also strongly advise that you do not bring your pet on hot days as we cannot guarantee parking will be available in suitable shaded areas. ‘Happy Hounds’, located in close proximity to The Garden, offer a day care boarding service to Garden visitors for a small fee, booking is essential: 01665 572425

Our Winter Opening Hours
1st – 17th November
Daily : 10am – 4pm

18th November – 10th December
Weekdays : 10am – 4pm
Weekends : 10am – 6pm

11th December – 23rd December
Daily : 10am – 8pm

24th December
10am – 3:30pm

Christmas Day – Closed

Boxing Day
10am – 6pm

27th December – 6th January
Daily : 10am – 8pm

Ticket Prices for The Alnwick Garden

Tickets to visit The Alnwick Garden include admission to the walled garden, the Woodland Walk and the Treehouse.

Ticket Type Gate Price Online Price
 Adult £7.70 £7.33
 Concession  £5.83  £5.55
 Child (5-16)  £4.40  £4.18
 Child (0-4)  FREE  FREE
 Family  £21.50  £20.48

Ticket Prices for The Alnwick Garden & Alnwick Castle (Please note Alnwick Castle is now closed for the season)

Tickets to visit The Alnwick Garden & Alnwick Castle include admission to the walled garden, the Woodland Walk the Treehouse, Castle Grounds, Dragons Quest  and the State Rooms

Ticket Type Gate Price Online Price
 Adult £26.10 £23.55
 Concession  £22.20  £20.00
 Child (5-16)  £11.15  £10.03
 Child (0-4)  FREE  FREE
 Family  £65.70  £59.27

Ticket Types

 Adult Tickets for those aged 17 – 59
 Concession  Tickets for students over the age of 17 in possession of student ID or those over 60
 Child (5-16)  Tickets for children aged 5 – 16
 Child (0-4)  Tickets for children aged 4 or under
 Family  Ticket to cover two adults and up to four children aged 5 -16
 Carers  Free tickets for those assisting someone who requires care while they visit. Tickets can be collected on arrival from either admissions or the hub

Validate your Alnwick Castle tickets in visitor admissions for unlimited free visits during opening hours for 12 months. For 12 months admission to The Alnwick Garden click here to find out more about becoming a Friend of The Alnwick Garden.

The Story of The Alnwick Garden

When visitors to The Alnwick Garden step through the 16th century Venetian gates, they are wowed. Wowed by the space, the structure and the beauty of the landscape laid out before them. It is a view that’s appreciated every day, in every season. What is often unappreciated is the story of how The Alnwick Garden came to be the community backbone it is today.

Read the full story

Local Area

A land of kings, the spectacular Northumbrian landscape is flanked by golden beaches, swathed in rolling hills and dotted with castles, with two Areas of Outstanding National Beauty and the Northumberland National Park. Alnwick is a traditional market town full of shops, places to eat and the odd myth and legend.

Call in to a local Tourist Information Centre or visit WWW.VISITNORTHUMBERLAND.COM or WWW.VISITALNWICK.ORG.UK for more information and to find places to stay.

You can also download visitor guides for Alnwick in Dutch and Chinese

Eating at The Alnwick Garden

  • Treehouse

    The Treehouse’s wobbly rope bridges, wooden walkways, twinkling lights and roaring log fire provide a magical dining experience.

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  • Dishy Fishy

    Our new Fishy Dishy Chip Shop offers a selection of traditional chip shop favourites together with a selection of Italian ice cream.

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  • Pavilion Café

    With a sweeping panorama of The Garden and it’s spectacular Grand Cascade, our Pavilion Café, offers a wide selection of lunches, cakes and beverages.

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  • Gift & Plant Shop

    Situated at the main entrance of The Garden, the Gift Shop has an array of gift ideas to suit all pockets.

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Gift Shop & Plant Centre

The Alnwick Garden works with local producers to showcase the very best of Northumbrian produce and wares. Shop when you visit us, or drop in when you’re passing. Click here to find out more.

Visitor Information

All day car parking for The Alnwick Garden and Alnwick Castle is available adjacent to the site, a £3 cash fee applies, alternatively you can purchase parking in advance.

Dogs, other than assistance dogs, are not permitted within The Alnwick Garden. Some spaces in the main car park can provide shade but availability can not be guaranteed. We do not recommend leaving dogs in a vehicle however there are lovely walks alongside the River Aln offering spectacular views of Alnwick Castle a few minutes walk from the car park, please ask the car park attendants to point you in the right direction.

Ball games, roller-blades, skateboards or micro-scooters are not permitted within The Alnwick Garden.

Guided tours of the Poison Garden

Created by the Duchess of Northumberland to drive awareness of the dangers of harmful and illicit drugs, the Poison Garden contains plants such as belladonna, hemlock, tobacco and cannabis.

Free guided tours of the Poison Garden run every 10 – 15 minutes throughout the day, on arrival at The Alnwick Garden visit the Information Desk in the Atrium and collect your free timed ticket.

Finding Us

Just off the A1 and easily accessible by train and bus, The Alnwick Garden is perfectly situated in the heart of Northumberland – away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

By road
The Alnwick Garden is off the A1 to the North of Alnwick, and is well signposted. The main Garden car park is off Denwick Lane. The postcode for The Alnwick Garden car park is NE66 1YU (parking charge is £3.00 per car).

By bus
Buses connect Alnwick to the surrounding towns and the city of Newcastle. Click here for more information.

By rail
The main east coast line from London to Edinburgh stops at Alnmouth, which is 4 miles away. A taxi or bus can be taken from Alnmouth. For train timetables please click here.

By air and sea
Newcastle International Airport and the Port of Tyne are 35 miles away.


The Alnwick Garden was designed to be as accessible as possible for wheelchair users and can be traversed using smooth solid surfaces – even the ropebridges of the Treehouse are fully accessible.

Visitors with a disability are entitled to concession prices and free access for a carer if needed.

Childrens’ Activities

We  welcome children of all abilities to join in A Garden of Fairy Tales and craft activities, and necessary help or modification will be provided to ensure they are fully included.

Car Parking

A free car park for Blue Badge-holders is available at The Garden just off Denwick Lane. It is advised that disabled visitors to Alnwick Castle also use this car park and enter the Castle via the pathway through Bowburn Park (the picnic area between the Castle and The Garden).

Mobility Scooter and Manual Wheelchair Hire

Free wheelchair or mobility scooter hire is available but please book in advance by calling 01665 511350. Accessible route maps are also available from admissions.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance dogs are permitted in The Garden.


The Treehouse’s ropebridges and walkways are fully accessible by wheelchair. The upper level of the Treehouse Restaurant (the Nest and the rooftop viewing point) is unfortunately not accessible to wheelchair users.


There are accessible toilets throughout the site, including the Treehouse.

Download the Accessibility map

View our full accessibility guide

Must See

The Alnwick Garden Trust

The Alnwick Garden is more than a garden, it is a registered charity that places people at its heart, whether they be individuals or part of a community. As well as standing for contemporary gardening excellence.

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The Treehouse

Step into another world of wobbly rope bridges, wooden walkways and a treetop restaurant.

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A Garden of Fairy Tales

A strange wind is blowing through The Alnwick Garden, bringing with it a band of fairy tale characters and an exciting quest.

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